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Han Kjobenhavn Heads to Le Marais

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HAN KJOBENHAVN HEADS TO LE MARAIS

 After setting up shop in Copenhagen and expanding across the ocean to New York, where does a label like Han Kjobenhavn, who have been enjoying a slow build toward becoming one of menswear’s coolest names, go next?

Paris, of course. Specifically Le Marais, which is still at the epicenter of trend-driven shopping in the city. Han Kjobenhavn’s just-opened Parisian output on Rue des Rosiers is down the block from retail mainstays like COS and adidas, around the corner from the first French J.Crew location, and a short walk from boutiques from Carven, Nike LAB, and APC. d1691cd3d95122c8680271923d505fd2768aab92

But it wasn’t just the heavy foot traffic promised by the neighborhood that drew Han to their new storefront. Tim Faith Hancock, founder and owner of the brand, said Paris met a lot of their expansion ideals.

“We always have had a international approach when opening our stores,” he told us. “We want our stores to check multiple boxes such as PR, sales, and a city that we like.”

Fans of the sleek and minimalist design employed in the Copenhagen and Manhattan shops will recognize the aesthetic of the boutique, which has been updated with stone accents. For his part, Hancock wasn’t too concerned with fitting into the neighborhood’s pre-existing look and feel.

“We bring our Danish DNA,” he said. han-kjobenhavn-spring-2010-preview-2 han-kjobenhavn-spring-summer-2010-2

As has happened with each new Han Kjobenhavn opening, Hancock expects to speak to the in-the-know shopper from the beginning – “The fashion consumer and faster movers are always first,” he noted – before settling into his regular customer base.

And once that’s established, Hancock has his eyes on the next stop in his burgeoning retail empire: Hong Kong.

Perhaps it’s only a matter of time before Han Kjobenhavn is as ubiquitous as some of its neighbors in Le Marais.

Visit Han Kjobenhavn in Paris at 3 Rue des Rosiers.

 BY STEVE D. Via Capsule 

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London Collections Men SS 16 Roundup

The British Fashion Council and London Collections Men SS16 took the city by storm. The vast array of designers totaling 140 brought different styles and flavors through Classic, Contemporary and Creative menswear. Now in its seventh season, LCM is now one of the most talked about men’s fashion events in the world. Taking place bi-annually, it attracts the most acclaimed designers as well as big-name stars (Lewis Hamilton is now an ambassador), not to mention numerous press from around the globe. Dictating the trends for seasons ahead, it’s a must for those with even a passing interest in style, and this time around it promised, once again, to be the biggest and baddest affair yet. It delivered.

Watch highlights from the four days of London Collections Men including interviews with Tommy Hilfiger, Lewis Hamilton, David Gandy, Dylan Jones & Dermot O’Leary.

Perry Ellis Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

In his debut for Perry Ellis, Michael Maccari excels the American icon with the brand’s main collection paired with  sophisticated play of fabrics, color, pattern and layers. Inspired by his environment,  New York City’s architectural grids, linear elements along with the work of artist Sean Scully and his repetitive stripe sequences and bold colors, Mr. Maccari invited a fresh view on timeless dressing and layering. Unexpected fabrics and bold, playful patterns cue a new “uniform” and introduce a new take on wear-to-work wear.  Performance textiles dressed up and alternatively refined dress fabrics were shown in active silhouettes. In a nod to the brand’s namesake, refreshing patterns, black-and-white graphics, tonal checker-boards and bold striping will punctuate the collection. In this newest offering from Perry Ellis, Mr. Maccari introduces athletic layers, fresh details and a glazed, modern palette to create an honest approach to blending active and sportswear. 10397835_638046806318868_2440739543336214058_n Continue reading Perry Ellis Spring/Summer 2015 Collection